The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Review http://chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Review/41/ Opinion & Ideas :: The Chronicle Review Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:25:49 EDT <![CDATA[Sexual Healing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232765/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sexual-Healing/232765/ The disabled professor who wrote a censored essay for Northwestern University's medical journal speaks out.

 

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Academe Is a Lousy Family Planner]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232631/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academe-Is-a-Lousy-Family/232631/ Don’t wait for a tenure-track career that may never happen.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[We’re All in Agreement, Right?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232629/ http://chronicle.com/article/We-re-All-in-Agreement-/232629/ Beware the up-lilting, faux-interrogative, concurrence-faking consensus nudge.

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don't Be Snobs, Medievalists]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232539/ http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Be-Snobs-Medievalists/232539/ Those "amateurs" just might save your discipline.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ovid Had No Trigger Warning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232541/ http://chronicle.com/article/Ovid-Had-No-Trigger-Warning/232541/ Trauma altered canonical writers' worldviews. We can't understand thinkers' insights without understanding their ordeals. 

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[How Literary Fame Happens]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232537/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Literary-Fame-Happens/232537/ Why are you reading Keats but not Barry Cornwall, Austen but not Mary Brunton?

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Alice Goffman's Implausible Ethnography]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232491/ http://chronicle.com/article/Alice-Goffmans-Implausible-/232491/ Why even a sympathetic reader should have doubts about the accuracy of her study of police practices in a Philadelphia neighborhood.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why We Need to Resurrect Our Souls]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232369/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-We-Need-to-Resurrect-Our/232369/ We no longer seek perfection in thought or art, war or faith — but we can do better.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Gropes of Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232367/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Gropes-of-Academe/232367/ Woody Allen's ivory-tower depictions betray his dropout pedigree, but they offer a meaningful escape to those who toil in the ivy.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Montmartre vs. M.F.A.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232359/ http://chronicle.com/article/Montmartre-vs-MFA/232359/ No fine-arts program is going to replicate the confluence of creative genius that occurred on a Paris hilltop at the dawn of the 20th century.

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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:58:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The Case Against Scholarly Consensus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232181/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Case-Against-Scholarly/232181/ It’s a way to bully skeptics and allow professional organizations to cozy up to political allies and potential funders.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 04:55:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Never Mind Turing Tests. What About Terminator Tests?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232183/ http://chronicle.com/article/Never-Mind-Turing-Tests-What/232183/ The vortex of human and artificial intelligence is more subtle than we may think, and our hopes as well as our fears are probably simplistic.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:19:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Literature of Lynching]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232185/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Literature-of-Lynching/232185/ Which lynching poems get taught, which do not, and why.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:19:01 EDT
<![CDATA['Black Silent Majority']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231983/ http://chronicle.com/article/Black-Silent-Majority/231983/ Did crime-terrorized African-Americans help spur mass incarceration?

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What I Learned in Prison]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231987/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-I-Learned-in-Prison/231987/ Six years behind bars will change your worldview.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Theorist to Activist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231979/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Theorist-to-Activist/231979/ How a philosophy professor with "monklike tendencies" became a radical advocate for prison reform.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Capital Punishment in Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231981/ http://chronicle.com/article/Capital-Punishment-in-Crisis/231981/ Democracy and the death penalty are irreconcilable.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Criminal Justice Isn't Just]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231985/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Criminal-Justice-Isnt/231985/ Our system of law and order is out of date, unscientific, and cruel.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do We Cheapen Philosophy When We Use It as Therapy?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231825/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-We-Cheapen-Philosophy-When/231825/ Alain de Botton wants the sages to help us feel good. But when Nietzsche gives you a rush, beware.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ex-Pimp Who Remade Black Culture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231827/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ex-Pimp-Who-Remade-Black/231827/ The writings of Robert (Iceberg Slim) Beck are literature disguised as pulp.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's Time for Scholars to Take Harper Lee Seriously]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231793/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-for-Scholars-to-Take/231793/ Academics should welcome the new work into our intensified dialogue on race.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Neuroscience of Interrogation: Why Torture Doesn’t Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231575/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Neuroscience-of/231575/ The American Psychological Association’s reported role in the mistreatment of detainees is a debacle not just of ethics, but of science as well.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:57:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Reviewing's Grunt Squads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231449/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Reviewings-Grunt-Squads/231449/ They shoot sloppy and get no respect. Don’t fear them. Pity them.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Academe Breeds Anxiety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231441/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Academe-Breeds-Anxiety/231441/ University culture incubates worry. But should that worry us?

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:42:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Upside of the Legal Profession's Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231493/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Upside-of-the-Legal/231493/ The field is shrinking. That’s a shock to lawyers and law schools but a boon to society.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautifully, Defiantly Black TV]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beautifully-Defiantly-Black/231345/ Ellis Haizlip’s Soul! was unique and timely, celebrating African-American diversity while embodying tolerance and community.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT